“The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong. Such firings may be unfair, but they are not unlawful discrimination under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because they are motivated by feelings and emotions, not gender, Justice Edward Mansfield wrote.”
#IOWASHAME (via annfriedman)
Are these the same seven judges that ruled on gay marriage? This is a fucked decision.
3:10 pm • 21 December 2012 • 53 notes
(This is happening today!)
From ghost orchards to taco trucks, and from the city’s century-old water grab to the eviction of South Central Farm, Foodprint LA panelists will explore the forces that have shaped the Angeleno foodscape and speculate on how to feed LA in the future.
I’m one of those panelists! Super excited to both take part and attend what will surely be a rad event. You should come too.
9:37 am • 9 December 2012 • 1 note
Isabelle Adjani in Possession (Andrzej Zulawski - 1981)
7:51 pm • 7 December 2012 • 491 notes
The Awl: The English Language's 26 Most Important Letters
“As you may have heard, one of the alphabet’s most legendary letters, Q, recently announced that since he was only appreciated in Scrabble and when the New York Times wanted to seem authentic in converting a word from Arabic, he was retiring, which has left us thinking about the state of the…
11:27 am • 28 November 2012 • 13 notes
NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2012
Great list to 1. find new books and gift ideas and 2. measure how you did this year on the spectrum of bookwormery.
It’s time for my favorite annual moment of literary self-shaming! As much as I read, the percentage of the books that I’ve read on this list in years past have been embarrassingly low.
9:31 am • 27 November 2012 • 397 notes